A cricket club in Melbourne has claimed he is very close to signing a deal with Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle for his T20 matches this summer.
The Mulgrave Cricket Club, which plays in the Eastern Cricket Association’s (ECA) third-level competition in Melbourne, said the club is also in talks with West Indies legend Brian Lara and the great South Africa AB de Villiers.
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Mulgrave has already secured the services of Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga for the summer with Sanath Jayasuriya as head coach of the club.
Mulgrave president Milan Pullenayegam has said talks are underway with former India versatile Yuvraj and West Indies Gayle.
“We have secured Dilshan, we have secured Sanath, we have secured Tharanga. And now we are working on concluding agreements with some other potential players,” said Pullenayegam. cricket.com.au.
“We are in negotiations and with Chris (Gayle) and Yuvraj we are almost 85 to 90 percent there. We have to finish a few things, but it looks really good.” However, the two cricketers have not yet commented on the deal.
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The president added that the club is trying to drag in more sponsors to score the big stars.
‘We currently have good support that we will get across the line, but we do not just want to be equal to it, we want to be able to give back the community and expand the structure of the club. .
‘It’s a process, with these big players there are a lot of things we need to incorporate into their visits to Australia: we will provide them with accommodation, their travel, food and so on, there are many background issues we need to organize for them.
‘While we are here, we want to contact them with our sponsors and see if they can give something back to the club and sponsors. So it’s all part of the negotiations and conversations we have with them. ‘
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The ECA’s TA Cup includes three pre-match matches before a knockout phase of three more matches between November and February.
The website also reported that any international player is likely to play only one or two matches.